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Accepted debian-installer 20201202 (source) into unstable

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:30:20 +0100
Source: debian-installer
Binary: debian-installer
Architecture: source
Version: 20201202
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <>
Changed-By: Cyril Brulebois <>
 debian-installer - Debian Installer documentation
Closes: 928863 949306 968998
 debian-installer (20201202) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Cyril Brulebois ]
   * Bump Linux kernel ABI to 5.9.0-3
   * Drop fontconfig tweaks introduced in version 20170828 (See: #873462):
      - Full hinting support was removed upstream, in pango 1.44.
      - Forcing truetype:interpreter-version=35 through FREETYPE_PROPERTIES
        now leads to arguably worse rendering than with default settings.
   * With or without the aforementioned changes, the rendering looks much
     worse than it used to (until Debian Installer Bullseye Alpha 3), due
     to a behavioral change in pango. Since it affects default fonts, and
     not only in the installer's context, one might have hoped for a fix
     at some point but that doesn't seem to be happening. We might try to
     use different fonts to try and dodge this issue… Until then, here
     are some pointers to bugtracker entries:
   * Convert doc/devel/anna-install.txt to UTF-8.
   * Clean whitespaces in doc/i18n/ChangeLog, making it UTF-8.
   * Update translation-status for the release.
   [ Vagrant Cascadian ]
   * Update Firefly-RK3288 image for new u-boot version.
   * [arm64] Add support for firefly-rk3399, pinebook-pro-rk3399,
     rockpro64-rk3399, rock64-rk3328 and rock-pi-4-rk3399 to u-boot images
     and netboot SD card images.
   * [arm64] Make all netboot sdcard images start at offset 32768, for
     compatibility with rockchip platforms.
   [ Lubomir Rintel ]
   * Add OLPC XO-1.75 laptop support. Closes: #949306
   [ Aurelien Jarno ]
   * Drop build-dependency on libgcc1. It has been renamed and it is not
     needed since r62791.
   * Add libgcc-s1 to the fake packages list as it doesn't have an udeb just
     like libgcc1. Remove libc* and libnewt0.52 from that list.
   * Install kmod-udeb instead of libkmod2-udeb now that the library and the
     binaires are properly packaged in different udebs.
   * Remove the mklibs library reduction pass. Add a hack to copy[124] from the host filesystem as it is not done anymore by
     mklibs. This needs to be replaced by a proper udeb.
   * Add explicit build-depends on fdisk on arm64, amd64 and i386 now that
     util-linux doesn't depends on it anymore.
   [ Wookey, Steve McIntyre, Alper Nebi Yasak ]
   * Enable gtk build for arm64
   [ Domenico Andreoli ]
   * Add support for NanoPi NEO Air. Closes: #928863
   [ Holger Wansing]
   * d-i i18n guide: update for util-linux's eject overtaking.
   * Add Occitan as new language for the installer (thanks to Quentin PAGÈS).
   [ Steve McIntyre ]
   * Tweaks for efi-image:
     + Improve sizing calculation to reduce wasted space
     + Include DTB files in the ESP for armhf and arm64 systems. Should
       make U-Boot based systems work better when booting via UEFI
   * Fix build failures related to #940056 "fakeroot does not fake
     statx()". Don't use "ls" to check if /dev/console is a character
     device, instead use "file". Thanks to JH Chatenet for helping to
     debug this.
   [ Samuel Thibault ]
   * Copy over libmach/hurduser, until the fixed glibc is installed.
   * Fix monolithic hurd build by excluding more packages.
   [ Jessica Clarke ]
   * kfreebsd: Update to use debian-ports-archive-keyring.
   * kfreebsd: Don't try to build build_cdrom_gtk on kfreebsd-i386.
   [ Julien Cristau ]
   * Add grub2 to built-using (closes: #968998).
   [ Ben Hutchings ]
   * Add wireless-regdb-udeb to Linux builds that include nic-wireless-modules
   [ Alper Nebi Yasak ]
   * Include a /gtk/initrd.gz in graphical arm mini.iso builds
   * Include fb-modules in non-gtk arm64 cdrom builds as well
   * Build concatenateable images for arm64 netboot-gtk
   [ John Paul Adrian Glaubitz ]
   * powerpc: Add cdrom-core-modules and isofs-modules to cdrom pkg-lists
   * ppc64: Add cdrom-core-modules and isofs-modules to cdrom pkg-lists
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